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Desk Bell French, 19th century
inspired by the exoticism of Rousseau and Chateaubriand, French artisans responded to the vogue for Far Eastern and New world subjects with objets d'art such as this table bell surmounted by a Chinese figure ringing the bell upon which he sits.
No inscription. Bronze. Overall height 19.1 cm; diameter
of mouth 12.1 cm.
Provenance: The Robyna Neilson Ketchum Collection of Bells, Gift of Alton Ketchum
Accession No. 1086.1972